The duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are not as good as Javier Pastore. This was the submission of former Manchester United Legend Eric Cantona.
Cantona believes that the PSG and Argentina forward is ''more creative'' than any other player in the world.
''The best player in the world, the most exciting player in the world, is [Javier] Pastore from Paris Saint-Germain,'' said Cantona. ''I watched two games just to see Pastore playing, giving passes. He has got something special. Because football is interactive, it's why football is so popular, I think.''
Pastore's statistics this season can not be compared with that of Messi who has 45 goals for Barcelona while Cristiano Ronaldo has found the back of the net 51 times for Spanish rivals Real Madrid, but the former Manchester United legend who seems to be seeing something the world is not, was speaking at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai.
''Pastore can do things that the other ones don't know, he does things that surprise you every time. Not only in scoring goals, spectacular goals - everything. Just passing. He's a very creative player. He's the most creative player, I think, in the world today. It's why I think he's the best player in the world, because I love this kind of player.''