Manchester United winger, Anthony has opened up about living in a favela named after hell to play in the Premier League.
The Brazilian moved to the Premier League last summer from Ajax after impressing in the Eredivisie.
Anthony became a key player for the Red Devils.
United paid more than £82m for Anthony, who scored three times in six league matches.
But the 22-year-old has now opened up about the poor conditions he was born into.
“I was born in hell. This is no joke. For my European friends who don’t know, the favelas I grew up in in São Paulo are actually called Inferninho – ‘little hell’,” he wrote in the Players’ Tribune.
Anthony added, “In the beginning, I played barefoot, with bleeding feet. We didn’t have the money to buy proper shoes.”
“I went from the slums to Ajax to Manchester United in three years.”
Premier League: I went from hell to Manchester United – Anthony