No article about this on portuguese press yet, so it´s prolly just bs to sell newspapers. And i also think that Man Utd should focus on getting/promoting youngsters, they are getting way behind Arsenal when you compare both teams prospects.
I doubt that he would be a flop at the Epl. What im saying is that Manchester United currently doesn´t need a player with Figo caractheristics. He is cup tied for the european competitions and the timing for a transfer is all wrong now. Besides Figo last year was Real´s second best player behind Ronaldo i doubt that he would flop in a less demanding enviroment.