Muller: Dortmund fans whistling Hummels would be complete nonsense

The Germany centre-back became the latest player to swap Signal Iduna Park for the Allianz Arena this summer and will face his former club in the Supercup on Sunday

Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller believes Borussia Dortmund fans whistling his new team-mate Mats Hummels at this weekend's DFL-Supercup would be "complete nonsense".

This summer, the centre-back became the latest player - following the likes of Robert Lewandowski and Mario Gotze - to swap Dortmund for their rivals in Munich.

Hummels could face a hostile reception when the two clubs clash in the opening match of the new German season on Sunday, but Muller believes they should show him gratitude.

"Mats does not look like he scared of the situation," Muller told reporters. "Whistles from Dortmund's fans would be complete nonsense.

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"Mats played for Dortmund for many years and he brought back success as an important player, so you can show gratitude.

"We signed a played who is very experienced, who can talk to the players next to him and communicate his opinion. It was a very good signing.

"Mats can be a very important linchpin for us but we don't have to put too much pressure on him now. We know what Mats is able to do, especially with the ball at his feet."