The Frenchman's praise was well received by Pastore, but the 25-year-old does not believe he should be considered at the same level as the Real Madrid man and his compatriot just yet.
"Cantona has his opinion and I thank him for his praise," he told reporters. "However, I don't share his view. I don't compare myself with the best.
"Cantona likes good football and goals, but I think Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are incredible players."
Pastore - who has a contract with PSG until June 2016 - has been a key figure for the reigning French champions in 2014-15, scoring five goals in 28 Ligue 1 appearances.