Maniche is not a playmaker, never was and never will. In fact that's, imho, one of the problems behind Sporting's double pivot tacticts, the fact that none of them is a playmaker, none has the ability to carry the team foward, so if they have styles so similar why have two of them? Anyway, Maniche hasn't proved he deserves playmaker, passer or Box to Box.
His passing is without any doubt good but not as incisive as Beluschi's or Carlos Martins's, and he already has a fairly high TW value. He is not a playmaker either, Moutinho was more of a playmaker than he is, i think that's obvious, as i never saw anyone refer to Maniche as a playmaker until now.
Box to box should go too, he is more a *center kind of player now, the times when he ran all the pitch are gone and they won't be back.
I also find his SP overated, He doesn't deserve to be in the top spots of the league for SP and his current value is just unrealistic. A guy like Hulk is miles ahead of him, and someone like Guarin (86) can shoot considerably stronger than Maniche.