MARK HIS WORDS
Mark Noble has broken his silence following his last-gasp penalty miss against Manchester United on Sunday.
The West Ham skipper was introduced by David Moyes in the dying embers of the game to take the penalty after Luke Shaw was penalised for handball, but saw his effort saved by David De Gea.
And as quoted by the Evening Standard, Noble said: “It would have been lovely in my last season to have scored so, obviously, missing hurt.
“The thing I take out of it was that if the manager had asked me and I’d had said ‘No’, that I didn’t want to take it… I can live with missing, that’s not a problem with me, but would I have been able to live with saying no and sitting there and watching somebody else take it, not knowing ‘What if’?
“That would have haunted me for the rest of my life, so I take a bit of strength out of that.”