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West Ham skipper Mark Noble jokingly told off Manchester United winger Jesse Lingard for ‘diving and screaming’ on Wednesday.

The two players were team-mates at the London Stadium last season and enjoyed a bit of banter as the Hammers won 1-0 at Old Trafford.

Noble, 34, said: “That’s football, he dived and I told him off for screaming.

“Funnily enough he didn’t really do it at our place but he does it here!”

But Noble was only joking with his ex-colleague, 28, and the two remain close friends after Lingard’s exploits in the second half of last season.

The England winger scored nine goals in 16 Premier League appearances to help West Ham qualify for this term’s Europa League.

Noble added: “We had a laugh on the pitch today, I love Jesse. He’s a great character and I’m so pleased he’s come here and getting his chance.

“He’s scored some fantastic goals, obviously the one against us was hurtful, he’s a great lad and he deserves everything he gets.”

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