"On reviewing the decision to publish, The FA has provided assurances that in future all participants will be made fully aware prior to any hearing that all evidence provided should be done so in the knowledge that it could be made public.
"The FA has also given a commitment that it will ensure appropriate measures will be in place to prevent information being publicised following disciplinary hearings, before clubs are notified of any formal decisions from hearings or intention to publicise findings.
"The FA regrets that those involved in providing evidence at the hearing concerning Manchester United’s Patrice Evra’s charge were not verbally advised that their words would be publicised before, and after giving evidence.
"Additionally, The FA has also made clear it is regrettable that it did not extend the courtesy generally provided to clubs, to advise Manchester United - in advance - that the written findings from the disciplinary hearing of 4/5th December 2008, would be made public.
"The FA acknowledges that it has not been normal procedure for written findings to be published previously, and that there has only been a small number of cases when they have been.
"The fact that they were on The FA’s official website on Monday 15th December, before Manchester United had notified The FA of their decision not to exercise their right to appeal against the four-match suspension imposed on Patrice Evra, has also been acknowledged by The FA.