No manual doesn't bother me. I never read them anyway. The control layout is "sometimes" in the game itself. And the online pass, as long as I don't have to buy it because if I did, I'd just play it in SP campaign.
To those renting the game. You should have a free trial. So you don't have to buy the pass or go solo. You can still try out the multiplayer for a week.
Can anyone confirm this? And from past experience it is indeed about 48 hours. Most EA games I have rented have the online pass but allow 48 hours free trial. Which is usually more than enough to see if I want to buy a game.