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David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson team up in Beano comic strip

Beckham and Ferguson Beano
Image caption The comic will feature a story about Beckham trying to find a new house in Beanotown

David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson are among the celebrities appearing in the 75th anniversary issue of The Beano.

Dundee-based publishers DC Thomson have released a sneak peek at the comic strip encounter between the pair.

Dennis the Menace will help the footballer find a house in Beanotown - only for Beckham to discover he has ended up living next to his old boss.

The anniversary issue goes on sale on Wednesday. Wimbledon winner Andy Murray and his mum Judy also feature.

Beckham played for a decade under Sir Alex during his time at Manchester United.

Image caption The 75th anniversary edition of the comic is "celeb-packed"

The Beano editor-in-chief Mike Stirling said: "David Beckham features quite a lot in the anniversary issue and I think that the strip with David Beckham and Sir Alex Ferguson is brilliant.

"Dennis is up to his usual menacing and the results are hilarious. It pokes fun at their history in a light-hearted way and, of course, it's all meant in jest.

"We listen to what our readers say and feature people that they want to read about. I think that the anniversary issue is possibly the most celeb-packed issue we have ever produced."

Earlier this month, DC Thomson released a preview of the anniversary edition's strip featuring Andy Murray.

Other celebrities popping up in the issue include Harry Hill, Sir Bruce Forsyth, Holly Willoughby, Simon Cowell, One Direction and Jessie J.

Mr Stirling added: "Seventy-five years of The Beano is a landmark worth celebrating and we hope that it appeals to readers of all ages."

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