United are yet to meet Southampton’s valuation of Schneiderlin but are seemingly facing little competition to sign a player that has made no secret of his desire to play in the Champions League.
Domenech believes it is a move the 25-year-old must make for the sake of his international career.
“If he wants to be with the French national team, then he has to be in this Champions League – but if he stays at Southampton, no luck,” Domenech told reporters.
“Manchester United is a good move for him. United are better than Southampton, sure, but it’s not (Manchester) City, it’s not Chelsea. For him, the first thing is to leave Southampton.
“After, if he gets a team just behind the three big teams, it’s good. Maybe after, he’ll come through. He is good enough for the Champions League.”